Chrome cops some FLAC
Published in News


In a good way


Google has begun adding FLAC support to Chrome, and it should be rolling out to the great unwashed very soon.

New US cyber-guru runs ancient 'easily hackable website'
Published in News


Giuliani is clearly the right bloke for the job


New US cyber-tsar Rudy Giuliani runs a website with a content management system which is so out of date it runs on coal and was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and easy as Sunday morning to hack.

Exploding iPhone 6 might have downed a plane
Published in Mobiles


Apple tops Samsung again


French authorities investigating the EgyptAir crash that killed 66 people have focused their attention on the Apple fanboy co-pilot and his iPad and iPhone 6S.

Samsung Galaxy S8 will keep the headphone jack
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Not copying Apple this time


Samsung appears to have decided that it is not going to copy one aspect of the iPhone 7 on its new Galaxy S8. It seems that the cordless headphone idea is too silly and unpopular.

Hamas hacked Israel soldiers by pretending to be girls
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Like the beard, gives me something to hang onto


The smartphones of dozens of Israeli soldiers were hacked by Hamas militants pretending to be attractive young women online.

Less PCs means less openness
Published in Notebooks


Consequences of the "death of the PC"

While there are many who want to see the end of the PC, its replacements are killing off some of the nicer aspects of that revolution, its openness and ability to program.

US Court re-opens Samsung versus Apple
Published in Mobiles


Rounded rectangle damages to be rethunk


The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reopened a longstanding patent lawsuit related to Samsung copying the rounded rectangle of the iPhone nearly six years ago.

Smartphone industry faces tight component supply in 2017
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Mainstream devices now use larger displays than before


There is an increasing possibility that the smartphone industry may be headed towards supply shortages this year as China-based vendors are demanding rising volumes several key components, according to sources within Taiwanese supply chains.

TSMC considers building plant in US
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60 percent of revenues to come from US this year


Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company held its most recent investors conference on January 12th, during which company officials said that it has not ruled out the possibility of building a facility in the US as a response to recent nationalistic pleas to restore American manufacturing jobs.

EVGA enters modular liquid cooling business
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Modular 3/8 tubing using Asetek reference designs


EVGA has been a company that always reserves some of the best suites at CES. This year at the Bellagio Hotel, it showcased the latest product lineup for this year in motherboards, PSUs, notebooks, cases and graphics that included an appealing surprise for some of its top enthusiast and overclocking customers.